B – Dealing with peer review

Cleary M, Walter G, Daly J. Dealing with peer review: what is reasonable and what is not? Collegian 2013;20(3):123-125
(doi: 10.1016/j.colegn.2013.06.004)

Peer review is a central process in publishing. Carefully constructed peer reviews are likely to result in a substantially strenghtened article. Thus peer reviewers form an essential role in the advancement of knowledge and do so for little recognition or reward: many editors, editorial board members and reviewers provide their services voluntarily. They ensure poor quality manuscripts are not published, thus maintaining the reputation of the journal and the quality of scientific knowledge.